With the close season upon us, it’s time for silly season and much speculation as to the movers and shakers in the transfer market.
And Madrid sports paper Marca dedicates a number of pages to Real Madrid’s search for a new striker. With Gonzalo Higuain set to leave Los Blancos, the club needs another world class forward to aid Karim Benzema.
According to Marca, the man in charge of finding the solution is Zinedine Zidane. And the paper says he has identified the man he wants and has spoken to president Florentino Perez. This list of players mentioned as possible signings includes Luis Suarez, Carlos Tevez, Robert Lewandovsky and Edison Cavani.
Marca also reports Los Merengues will have to stump up around four million euros to secure the services of PSG boss Carlo Ancelotti.
The other Madrid daily, AS, dedicates its front page to potential trouble at Barcelona next season with claims that new signing Neymar will be on a higher salary than four-time World Player of the Year Leo Messi.
The paper also reports Real Madrid legend Raul will be back at the Santiago Bernabeu in August with his club Al Saad to play in the Trofeo Bernabeu. He’ll play for one half for his current club, and then appear for 45 minutes in the famous white shirt again.